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Missouri Lawyers Weekly Quotes Neuner Regarding Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

Missouri Lawyers Weekly quotes Frank Neuner regarding U.S. Supreme Court ruling to block sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  “This is a big victory for companies,” said St. Louis defense lawyer Frank Neuner, of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne.

“It provides them some measure of hope in this arena where the prospect of class certification itself can be potentially crippling because of the costs associated with litigating,” he said in a telephone message. “The court here is really emphasizing the need for plaintiffs to show commonality and they just can’t really rely on statistics suggesting that discretion could result in discrimination.”

He said the ruling could have potentially wide-ranging effects outside the employment arena for other discrimination claims.

Frank Neuner is a partner in the St. Louis office of Spencer Fane and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Group, as well as its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Frank’s practice focuses on assisting employers with the broad array of labor and employment law issues that arise in the workplace.

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